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Rich tennis fans vie for five-year, £100,000 Centre Court tickets

Demand will far exceed supply for Wimbledon debentures going on sale next weekThe super-rich will begin battling it out next week for some of the most expensive and exclusive sports tickets in the world: five-year passes for every match on Wimbledon’s …

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Barclays deal shows women’s game now big-bucks business | Suzanne Wrack

Contract shatters idea that sponsoring women’s sport is the cheap option that makes your brand look goodGamechanger can be a little overused, but in the case of Barclays’ eight-figure sponsorship deal over three years of the FA Women’s Super League tha…

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Barclays unveiled as Women’s Super League sponsor in groundbreaking deal

• Multimillion-pound deal the ‘biggest for women’s sport in UK’• All three major competitions in England now sponsoredThe Football Association has unveiled Barclays as the first sponsor of the newly professional Women’s Super League in what has been de…

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Bolton given 24 hours to provide safety assurances for Millwall match

• Concerns club may not be able to pay for stewarding• Bolton failed to pay staff their February wagesBolton have just under 24 hours to assure the local council that safety provisions will be in place for their Championship game on Saturday against Mi…

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Manchester City replace Nike with Puma in 10-year kit deal worth £650m

• Deal thought to be second in England, only to United• Agreement starts next season and covers City’s sister clubsManchester City have signed a long-term kit deal with the German company Puma, who will replace Nike from next season in a 10-year agreem…

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Manchester United reveal £19.6m payoff for José Mourinho and his staff

• Manager compensated following his sacking in December• Portuguese’s next move will be to host show on Russian TVManchester United made a payoff of almost £20m to José Mourinho and his staff, the club’s half-yearly accounts have revealed.Mourinho was …

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Liverpool report world-record £125m profit for 2017-18 financial year

• Champions League football helped beat Leicester’s £92.5m• Reds reinvested £190m in players, including agents’ feesLiverpool broke the world record for the biggest pre-tax profit made by a football club during the 2017-18 financial year, the club’s la…

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Ladbrokes staff told to sign gamblers to online accounts to avoid redundancy

Bookmaker to close 1,000 of its 3,500 shops with redundancies decided by ranking systemBookmaker Ladbrokes Coral is telling shop staff to sign up as many gamblers as possible to online accounts if they want to avoid being among 5,000 employees it plans…

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CBS refuses to run Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana

Acreage Holdings ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by newsMarijuana now legal in some form in 33 US statesCBS has rejected a Super Bowl television ad calling for the legalization of medical marijuana sponsored by one of the largest cannabis investment c…

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British bookies go from favourites to American outsiders

No sooner has one law changed in gambling companies’ favour than another turns against them. Now all bets are off againWhat starts in the US, the cliche goes, inevitably ends up in the UK (burger restaurants, assaulting fellow shoppers on Black Friday …

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No longer At The Races: Sky Sports comes under starter’s orders | Greg Wood

The broadcaster wants to revolutionise televised racing – and is prepared to invest money and resources to do soThere are unlikely to be many mourners when At The Races officially expires at midnight on Monday. After all, and with all due respect to th…

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Ladbrokes wooed problem gambler – then paid victims £1m

Exclusive: bookmaker agreed to payments in return for a pledge not to inform watchdogOne of Britain’s biggest bookmakers agreed to pay £1m to the victims of a problem gambler who had stolen the money he was using to bet, in return for a pledge not to i…

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Wimbledon to expand after golf club members vote to sell for £65m

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly are among those who will receive an £85,000 windfall from the salePiers Morgan, Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, former cabinet secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell, and the 754 other members of Wimbledon Park golf club have voted…

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UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

Online gambling firms such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes agree ban amid fears of impact on children Online gambling companies have agreed to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports, in an effort to address concern…

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Arsenal leads charge into battery power at Emirates Stadium

Club is first in UK to use large-scale system with capacity to last an entire matchArsenal has become the UK’s first football club to install large-scale battery energy storage, in a bid to cut electricity costs and support green energy.Tucked in the b…

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Barcelona become first sports team to average £10m a year in wages

• Sporting Intelligence survey highlights spiralling pay• Real Madrid second; Manchester United highest British clubBarcelona have become the first sports team in history with average first-team pay in excess of £10m a year, according to the latest Glo…

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Hernia mesh implants cost top British athlete five years of his career

Dai Greene says there should be more information so patients can weigh up risks • Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide• Why we’re examining the implants industryOne of Britain’s most successful athletes was forced to sit out an entire …

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William Hill in goodwill gesture after punter’s SP complaint

• Bookmaker paid 16-1 on Untold Secret offered at 28-1 elsewhere• William Hill to make additional payment to winning puntersWilliam Hill has decided to offer an additional payment to those who took the firm’s own starting price of 16-1 about Untold Sec…

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Alexis Sánchez signing plays part in Manchester United 10% wage bill rise

• Sánchez signing and new Fellaini contract part of £77m bill• Club’s revenue down to £135m from £143mManchester United’s wage bill has increased by more than 10%, the club’s latest financial figures have shown. The rise was attributed primarily to inv…

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Government’s FOBT decision influenced by ‘discredited’ report

Documents seen by the Guardian cast doubt on whether figures should ever have played part in policyThe government’s controversial decision not to cut stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2 until October 2019 was influenced by a …